Electric Forest has announced their official lineup for each weekend it returns next year to the beloved Rothbury location: June 21-24 and June 28-July 1, 2018. This year the festival promoters have gone all out and brought some serious heavy hitters from the festival circuit: The , , Marshmello, Band, Galantis, RÜFÜS DU , ZHU and many more, additional artists still to be announced.

Tickets go on sale for the loyals on December 7 and the general on sale starts December 15. Read on for the full press release or check out ElectricForestFestival.com

Rothbury, Mich. – Today, Electric Forest (EF) officially announced the initial artist lineup for the eighth annual music and camping festival in Rothbury, Michigan on June 21–June 24 and June 28–July 1, 2018. View the complete list of announced artists set to perform the First Weekend and Second Weekend HERE.

For the 8th year in a row, Electric Forest welcomes back fan favorite The , performing two shows each weekend the return of the SCI Sound Lab set featuring surprises and collaborations on the First Weekend, and EF’s famed SCI Saturday Night Shebang hosted on the Second Weekend. Also topping the bill on both weekends – , Band, RÜFÜS DU , and ZHU. Heavyweight Galantis will perform exclusively on the First Weekend. Marshmello will appear only on the Second Weekend. Additional artists are still to be announced.

Other acts announced today include: Lil Dicky, , Green Velvet, Washed Out, Keys N Krates on the First Weekend and Testpilot, , Datsik, SuperDuperKyle, and Get Real on the Second Weekend.

, (Live), , Louis The Child, and Rudd are among additional artists who will be performing both weekends, many of them promising unique shows so that no two experiences are alike. can expect to hear some of the acts unplugged, with unusual collaborations and sit-ins, performing special themed sets, and more.

The first round of EF Curated Events were also announced today. Bassrush, This Ain’t Bristol, presents Forward Thinkers, Green Velvet presents La La Land and other to be announced will host EF stages on the First Weekend. Bassrush returns for the Second Weekend, along with Mau5trap, Rüfüs & Friends, and .

In addition to memorable musical performances, both weekends of EF2018 will celebrate what truly makes The Forest magic. Electric Forest’s Plug In Program features opportunities for the community to participate in shaping the EF experience, including The Wish Machine, Electricology, Her Forest, and more. The Silent Disco, workshops and speakers, daily yoga, live art and immersive theater experiences throughout both weekends will offer adventure, exploration, and opportunities to more deeply connect with the unique energy of and its community.

Today’s announcement comes after rumors of the festival’s 2018 artist lineup began to leak during an “Official 2018 Electric Forest Meet Up” event hosted at Necto Nightclub in Ann Arbor, Michigan on November 12. Hints on social media to the Forest Family, including the first ever EF event page other than the festival itself and a boots-on-the-ground scavenger hunt to “Follow the Elephant. Find the Intergalactic Deity,” led curious and adventurous to Necto. There, EF’s beloved art installation “Ellie” the elephant rested outside, far from its home in Rothbury, Michigan. Inside the venue, the free event offered a secret set by , and throughout the night, Forest character actors performed skits, comedy, and drag shows, while clever hints revealed artists on EF’s 2018 lineup. Mock hung inside the venue revealed Noname, Spag Heddy, Rudd and others. Bar menu specialty drinks “Vodka ” revealed , while “Sexy Socialite” referenced a song. Phone numbers painted in lipstick on the bathroom mirror directed callers to a voice message by 2018 performers and . On the toilet paper, a word scramble revealed . A projection mapping on the side of the venue displayed a word search that, when examined, revealed , Cookie Monsta, BUKU, Louis The Child, and more. In all – 24 of Electric Forest’s 160+ artists performing one or both weekends were leaked to attending fans, who spread the word on social media to their friends, followers and fellow Forest Family. See the social media chatter on Facebook and and watch the event recap video HERE.

The “Official 2018 Electric Forest Meet Up” event aligns with EF’s ongoing commitment to building and nurturing community by creating opportunities for Forest Family be part of the festival and to help shape the EF experience. In another demonstration of this spirit, the festival’s new fan participation initiative – The EF Wish Machine – encourages the Forest Family to spread positivity by granting wishes to Forest Family members in exchange for an act of human kindness. Follow the EF Wish Machine HERE.

Electric Forest recently released video created from footage captured during Electric Forest 2017. Watch the arresting visual art piece HERE.

Ticket Info:
Info on Wristband and Lodging Packages, including expanded 2018 Good Life Camping and Lodging options, can be found HERE.

Loyalty Program On Sale begins December 7 at 2pm EST at www.electricforestfestival.com/tickets

Read more about the EF Loyalty Program – including the debut of Six In The Forest Loyalty tier, Four In The Forest Loyalty, Good Life Loyalty and GA Loyalty, HERE.

EF General On Sale begins December 15 at 2pm EST at www.electricforestfestival.com/tickets.
Also on sale December 15 are Official Electric Forest Shuttle Passes departing from major cities around the festival and the Muskegon Airport, the Grand Rapids Airport, and ’s O’Hare Airport. Special Group Camping, including the Her Forest ’s Camp, Electric Forces Veterans Camp, and Camp Traction Sober Camp, will also be available for purchase.

Information on Layaway Plans for all Wristband and Lodging Packages can be found HERE.

To stay up to date on all Electric Forest news, visit www.electricforestfestival.com and the official Facebook, Instagram, and pages.

Electric Forest is produced by Insomniac and .

The complete list of artists on Electric Forest’s 2017 Initial Lineup is as follows: (artists listed in alphabetical order)

First Weekend Initial Artist Lineup:
The String Cheese Incident
BASSNECTAR
GRiZ Live Band
Galantis

ZHU
(Live)
Chromeo

Green Velvet
Gryffin

Keys N Krates
Lil Dicky
Louis the Child
Malaa
Marian Hill

Washed Out
Xavier Rudd
!!!
A Tribe Called Red
Credits




Big Something
Billy Kenny
Bishop Briggs
Boogie T
Buku



Cookie Monsta
& The Funk Apostles
Desert Dwellers
Detlef
Devin
Dimension
’s Violin

Elohim
Emancipator Ensemble

EPROM


Flamingosis
Floating Points (solo live)

Golf Clap
Great Good Fine OK
Harrison Brome
Hayden James

Hiss Golden Messenger
Hotel Garuda
Jade Cicada
Jody Litvack
Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Kasbo
Kawehi

Kerri Chandler


KRANE
Kry Wolf

Lawrence
Locos Por Juana
Lophiile

Madame Gandhi
Maddy O’Neal
Magic City Hippies

Marvel Years
Mat.Joe
Matrix & Futurebound
MAX
MAXIMONO
Medasin
Melvv


Misterwives

Moody Good

Muzzy Bearr
Natalie Cressman
Nicole Moudaber

Noname

Party Pupils
Pat Lok


PHO
Rayana Jay

San Holo
Savoir Adore


Shook Twins



Spag Heddy
Sunsquabi

The Main Squeeze
The
The


Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set)

Turkuaz
Two Feet
um…
Waker
William Black
Xiuhtezcatl
Zeshan B

Second Weekend Initial Artist Lineup:
The String Cheese Incident
BASSNECTAR
Marshmello
GRiZ Live Band
RÜFÜS DU SOL
Testpilot
ZHU
Bonobo (Live)
Chromeo

Datsik
Get Real
Gryffin
Louis the Child
Malaa
Marian Hill

SuperDuperKyle
The
Xavier Rudd
!!!
Credits


Attlas
Big Something
Bishop Briggs
BlackGummy
Boogie T

Buku
Calyx & Teebee

Chalk Dinosaur


CloZee
& The Funk Apostles
Crankdat
Cut Snake
Dena Amy
Desert Dwellers
’s Violin


Elohim
Emancipator

EPROM
Elohim
Emancipator

Flamingosis

G Jones
Golf Clap
Great Good Fine OK
Harrison Brome
Hayden James

Hiss Golden Messenger
Jeremy Olander
Jody Litvack
Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Kasbo
Kawehi

KRANE
Lane 8
Lee Reynolds
Lawrence
Locos Por Juana
Lophiile
LOUDPVCK

Madame Gandhi
Magic City Hippies
Manic Focus
Manilla Killa
Marbs
Marvel Years
MAX
Medasin
Melvv



Misterwives


Mr. Carmack
Muzzy Bearr
Natalie Cressman
(DJ Set)
Noname

Party Pupils
Pat Lok


PHO
Porkchop
Portico Quartet
QUIX
Rinzen


San Holo
Savoir Adore


SoDown
Space Jesus
Spag Heddy
SQUNTO
Sunsquabi

The Main Squeeze
The
The



Turkuaz
Two Feet
Waker
William Black
Xiuhtezcatl
Zeshan B

Additional artists, special happenings, and EF Curated Event details are still to be announced.

About Electric Forest
Each summer, just as anticipation for the sold-out Electric Forest reaches fever pitch, tens of thousands of fans – traveling from all parts of the country, and the world, gather at the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan for the music & camping adventure of a lifetime.

Entering its eighth year, Electric Forest is known for bringing together a passionate group of fans whose shared community spirit makes the festival a truly unique experience. The festival incorporates the natural beauty of the venue into carefully crafted art pieces and creatively themed environments, while colorful interactive characters and storylines blend with eclectic performing artists and musicians.

With its astonishing and unparalleled integration of music, art and community, Electric Forest delivers “The ultimate festival experience.” From the carefully curated musical lineup, to the jaw-dropping Sherwood Forest, to the festival’s unprecedented participatory spirit, to the site’s incomparable features and amenities – Electric Forest creates a vibe so thick with “camaraderie and freedom…it must be experienced to be appreciated.”

Electric Forest’s GOOD LIFE VIP experience offers unrivaled amenities and perks – from camping and RV spots, to log cabins and homes, to resort hotel-style suites – all located directly on the festival grounds. In addition, patrons can take advantage of the property’s many amenities including a 60,000 square foot indoor water park, an 18-hole championship golf course, swimming pools, horseback riding, and more.

At the heart of Electric Forest is the beloved Sherwood Forest. By day, fans collect among hundreds of hammocks that drape between the clustered trees. Intricate and earthy artful touches pop from the Forest’s myriad of installations and gathering spaces. At night, Sherwood Forest turns electric, showered with state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, impromptu “secret” parties, other-worldly characters, and surprises around every turn. “With no exaggeration at all, [Sherwood Forest is] the most well produced and artistically inspired area…ever seen at a music festival.”

Known for fully embracing the possibilities of an engaged festival community, Electric Forest’s Plug In Program deliberately blurs the line between event organizers and attendees. With this truly unique “open source” fan engagement platform, Electric Forest harnesses the creativity and passion of its community members, offering real and tangible ways for fans to participate in and ultimately help shape experience. This is a big deal, since for Electric Forest – experience trumps all.

Hailed as “an amazing example of how music and festivals can change one’s outlook on life,” it’s widely understood that “one of the most important lessons [to be] learned in the Forest is that we are all together,” and this sense of community is truly “cherished [within the community] like the incredibly rare find it is.”


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